KRSP Volunteer Swim Buddies 11th September 2019

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Bohernatounish Rd

Gallowshill

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This workshop is for transition year students who wish to volunteer on the supported swim programme. The workshop will be delivered by Caitriona Corr, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer and John Claffey, Swim Tutor. The workshop will have elements of both theory and practical so please bring swim gear too.

Kilkenny Recreation & Sports Partnership organise a programme of supported swim lessons for children with disabilities. This swim programme caters for children who require additional support in the water while learning to swim, this may be because of physical or a learning disability. The programme gives children a chance to avail of swim lessons in a supported environment and children often progress to mainstream lessons after a supported start.

The classes typically run in 10 to 12 week blocks and the courses run from September to December and January to Easter.

The focus of the lessons is to ensure the children have fun and become comfortable in the pool and relaxed in the water! Once the child is relaxed in the water, the real learning begins!


To ensure that all children get the attention they need, KRSP run a volunteer programme for swim buddies. Our volunteer swim buddies are transition year students in local secondary schools and often participate as part of their An Gaisce award.

Role of the Volunteer Swim Buddy

To provide one to one assistance to children with additional needs in the water.

Volunteers must be able to commit to attend the majority of the classes.

Encouraging enjoyment and fun in the water is the volunteer’s most important role.

What is needed for the role?

KRSP will provide training so no experience is required.

However, volunteers must be very comfortable in the water and an interest in swimming would be an advantage!

Volunteers should be good at putting people at ease and encouraging to all! J

Training

Training will take place on 11th of September from 3.30pm – 5.30pm in The Watershed.

If you would like more information, please contact me at caitriona@krsp.ie or 087 9750501.

Thank you for taking the time to volunteer!

Caitriona



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Bohernatounish Rd

Gallowshill

Kilkenny

Ireland

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